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Old 04-03-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell us what the difference is in the original shaft and the revised one (P/N 26068295)?

Picture would be super.
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I don't have a picture, but the TSB describes it this way.

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The replacement steering intermediate shaft is physically different in appearance than the original. However, the vehicle'* ride performance will not be affected.

Replace the original concentric style steering shaft with P/N 26068295, a Double "D" design.
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Thanks archon,

Have you seen one? What does the double "D" refer to?
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I have not seen one as of yet. The current concentric shaft has one circular shaft inside the other, with splines on the inner shaft.
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As I understand the double D, it is basically a round shaft with flats on opposite sides to give it sort of an oval shape. The top U joint of the current ISS is that type. This is the best picture of what I have that would show that.
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Thanks for the pics. I am most familiar with my current one. I often wonder if the slight scrunching sound is coming from the universal OR the steering wheel bearing. Has anyone replaced the shaft and the noise/feel NOT gone away?[/u]
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OK, as you're familiar with the current one, where the top U joint slips into the steering column, that is the double D design.

I don't recall anyone reporting that they still had the clunk after replacing the intermediate shaft.
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I know the new one is a lot beefier then the one posted here I should have taken a frickin pic when they swapped mine
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